HCS/SB 211 - Under current law, the Secretary of State administers a program to protect victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, or stalking by assigning substitute addresses to such victims. State and local government agencies must accept the substitute address when creating public records relating to a participant in the program. This act provides that victims of human trafficking may also participate in the program.
In addition, this act allows a sheriff to issue a concealed carry permit bearing a numerical designation in place of a name and non-permanent address to any person qualified to obtain such permit who is also a current member of the safe at home restricted address program. The sheriff may require confirmation of membership in such program and may contact the Secretary of State to verify the participation of the applicant. The applicant’s actual name and permanent address will be used to conduct all criminal background checks required for a concealed carry permit.
This act requires a qualified instructor offering a class meeting the requirements for a concealed carry permit to accept a numerical designation in place of a name and the nonpermanent address used by any person who is a member of the safe at home restricted address program. The instructor must also issue verification of the class with a numerical designation and the address used in the safe at home program.
This act contains provisions identical to HB 368 (2015).